F350 4wd that couldn't pull itself out of wet grass
Got a question for you fellers:
I have a 2008 F350 4wd, AT, manual lock hubs, manual 4wd shifter.
Call me old school, but growing up I had 4wd rice rockets with the manual hubs. I like to know if its locked or not instead of a light on the dash telling me.
So I thought anyway. Here's the story:
After dropping off couple of guys at there deer stands I encountered some soft ground and my worn out tires caked up and started to spin- of course i lock the hubs, drop in 4wd high and nothing..... back tires spin......drop to 4wd low and same thing...... well I'm 2 1/2 miles from my deer stand so I started the hike- no big deal isn't like the trucks going anywhere.
After the hunt (not seeing anything) I get back to truck and notice the front tires had not been spinning. did finally manage to rock the beast out in 2 1/16 drive- I say this because it appeared the front tires were partially engaging- more it almost seemed in reverse or when rocking the truck.
This happened several more times during the day.
Now for the stats and questions:
2wd in park- front drive shaft turns, passenger side yolk turns, drivers side does not. Why doesn't the drivers side turn?
4wd in park- front drive shaft is engaged- it won't budge- I know transfer case is not the issue- whew!!
Haven't tried this, but I am getting ready to walk out side:
If the hubs are locked and its in 2wd the front shaft should be locked correct?
if the shaft still turns it means the hubs are not engaging and thats the issue.
How hard are those to tackle- hopefully its as simple as removing some screws and driving the pin out, greasing and reassemble?
Still leaves the question as to why the drivers side yolk isn't turning, unless its limited slip and i didn't turn the shaft enough.
Sorry for the long post and many thanks in advance for assistance.